Dunamus3's blog listings. Inspiration Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3 Merging of Two Meanings.  

This morning as I opened my mail.  It was with delight that I found two very interesting topics.  One of my teachers had sent a video titled: “Let There be Peace, and Let It Begin With Me.”   One of my acquaintances had sent a message which stated: “Every Grassroot Begins With A Movement”.  Although the messages came from different sources, immediately I began to understand how the two could come together and become a more powerful message.  The cry for Peace was so spirited in that the melody along with the words carried  a very heart touching effect.  “Let There Be Peace, and Let It Begin With me’ seemed as though the singers were pleading for permission to begin a Peace Movement.   Then, I began to question:  “How can there be peace when there are so many who are  unwilling to receive the Prince of Peace ?”  Yes, every grassroot does begin with a movement, and the grassroot for Peace can never be established until there is an overwhelming desire to accept the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.  The one who came to save a lost and dying world…the one who shed His blood that everyone may have a right to the tree of life…the one who was betrayed by many, and yet continued to love, the one who had no respect of persons, the one in whose mouth was found no guile…and the one who went about doing good towards all mankind.  His name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born in Bethelehem, and His message was nothing but LOVE which advocated Peace.  My conclusion is; until this unmatchless messiah is embraced wholeheartedly, regardless to how many proclaims are made, how many songs are sung and how many dances are danced, all these things will  continue to be nothing more than a word, a  song and a dance.                                                                       

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Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:36:50 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2012/01/03/merging_of_two_meanings. http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2012/01/03/merging_of_two_meanings.  

This morning as I opened my mail.  It was with delight that I found two very interesting topics.  One of my teachers had sent a video titled: “Let There be Peace, and Let It Begin With Me.”   One of my acquaintances had sent a message which stated: “Every Grassroot Begins With A Movement”.  Although the messages came from different sources, immediately I began to understand how the two could come together and become a more powerful message.  The cry for Peace was so spirited in that the melody along with the words carried  a very heart touching effect.  “Let There Be Peace, and Let It Begin With me’ seemed as though the singers were pleading for permission to begin a Peace Movement.   Then, I began to question:  “How can there be peace when there are so many who are  unwilling to receive the Prince of Peace ?”  Yes, every grassroot does begin with a movement, and the grassroot for Peace can never be established until there is an overwhelming desire to accept the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.  The one who came to save a lost and dying world…the one who shed His blood that everyone may have a right to the tree of life…the one who was betrayed by many, and yet continued to love, the one who had no respect of persons, the one in whose mouth was found no guile…and the one who went about doing good towards all mankind.  His name is Jesus Christ of Nazareth, born in Bethelehem, and His message was nothing but LOVE which advocated Peace.  My conclusion is; until this unmatchless messiah is embraced wholeheartedly, regardless to how many proclaims are made, how many songs are sung and how many dances are danced, all these things will  continue to be nothing more than a word, a  song and a dance.                                                                       

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A Few Words About "Purpose"  As we walk towards the gateway of a brand new year, taking steps that lead to an entrance that no one has ever entered before many folk continue to ask themselves: “what is my purpose, and why am I here?”  Also, It is not at all uncommon for some to ponder the question: “How will I Know my purpose?”  After searching the Scriptures and being persuaded by the contents, I would like to provide a few answers.  Although mankind  has been given freedom of choice, “purpose” was established by the creator.  Going back to the book of Genesis, we find that God created mankind, and that it was by the breath of God that mankind became a living soul.(Genesis chapter2).  Without the breath of God, mankind had no soul.  This is the one thing that has distinguished mankind from animals.  Nowhere is it recorded that animals became a living soul after receiving the breath of life from God.  God also gave mankind freedom of choice (Joshua 24:15).  However, success was not promised when the choice was made without consulting the creator.   He sends an invitation to the creation by saying: “Call, and I will answer and show you great and mighty things that you know not’(Jeremiah 33:3NKJV).   It is also through the proverbs that He admonishes “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy  path(. Proverbs 3:5)  What is it that God requires of man but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God?  (Micah 6:8).  When I embrace these responses  there remains no room for questions concerning “purpose”.

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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:09:39 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/30/a_few_words_about_purpose http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/30/a_few_words_about_purpose  As we walk towards the gateway of a brand new year, taking steps that lead to an entrance that no one has ever entered before many folk continue to ask themselves: “what is my purpose, and why am I here?”  Also, It is not at all uncommon for some to ponder the question: “How will I Know my purpose?”  After searching the Scriptures and being persuaded by the contents, I would like to provide a few answers.  Although mankind  has been given freedom of choice, “purpose” was established by the creator.  Going back to the book of Genesis, we find that God created mankind, and that it was by the breath of God that mankind became a living soul.(Genesis chapter2).  Without the breath of God, mankind had no soul.  This is the one thing that has distinguished mankind from animals.  Nowhere is it recorded that animals became a living soul after receiving the breath of life from God.  God also gave mankind freedom of choice (Joshua 24:15).  However, success was not promised when the choice was made without consulting the creator.   He sends an invitation to the creation by saying: “Call, and I will answer and show you great and mighty things that you know not’(Jeremiah 33:3NKJV).   It is also through the proverbs that He admonishes “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy  path(. Proverbs 3:5)  What is it that God requires of man but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God?  (Micah 6:8).  When I embrace these responses  there remains no room for questions concerning “purpose”.

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No, Never Alone The Holiday Season is here, again.  For many, it is a time of joy, pleasant reflections and being thankful.  For others, it is a time of Loneliness and feelings of abandonment even by friends which often occurs when someone throws in the towel, and simply walks away for some reason or another.  Even so, my mind travels to melodies of yesteryear which continue to resound,  today.  One vocalist sings: “No, never alone, no never alone, He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone”, and the composer wrote: “No man is an island”.  In support to both these claims, the Scriptures declare that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).  The prior chapter of Proverbs declares that a friend loves at all times. When we see the word “All”, it is conclusive and leaves nothing out.  Moreover, regardless to who walks away, and who does not come, God has promised to be a present help in the time of need.   When we permit ourselves to believe this, we easily see loneliness as being the product of displaced attention. Then, we can accept it to be a truth that no man is an island, no man stands alone, as we agree with Fred Waring, the composer who went on to write: “each man’s joy is joy to me, each man’s grief is my own…we need one another, so I will defend each man as my brother…each man as my friend”.

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Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:42:26 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/08/no,_never_alone http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/08/no,_never_alone The Holiday Season is here, again.  For many, it is a time of joy, pleasant reflections and being thankful.  For others, it is a time of Loneliness and feelings of abandonment even by friends which often occurs when someone throws in the towel, and simply walks away for some reason or another.  Even so, my mind travels to melodies of yesteryear which continue to resound,  today.  One vocalist sings: “No, never alone, no never alone, He promised never to leave me, never to leave me alone”, and the composer wrote: “No man is an island”.  In support to both these claims, the Scriptures declare that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).  The prior chapter of Proverbs declares that a friend loves at all times. When we see the word “All”, it is conclusive and leaves nothing out.  Moreover, regardless to who walks away, and who does not come, God has promised to be a present help in the time of need.   When we permit ourselves to believe this, we easily see loneliness as being the product of displaced attention. Then, we can accept it to be a truth that no man is an island, no man stands alone, as we agree with Fred Waring, the composer who went on to write: “each man’s joy is joy to me, each man’s grief is my own…we need one another, so I will defend each man as my brother…each man as my friend”.

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A TOOL FOR SURVIVAL Survival tools take on many forms.  Sometimes, the forms are visable and sometimes they cannot not be seen.  At any rate, the ultimate aim is to reach the goal of victory.  With that thought in mind, I would like to share something that has really added to my arsenal of survival tools.  It reads:

 

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these" -George Washington Carver

In summation, I would like to encourage all who read this little message to be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation and  continue in prayer. (Romans 12:5).

 

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Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:16:18 -0600 http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/05/a_tool_for_survival http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/12/05/a_tool_for_survival Survival tools take on many forms.  Sometimes, the forms are visable and sometimes they cannot not be seen.  At any rate, the ultimate aim is to reach the goal of victory.  With that thought in mind, I would like to share something that has really added to my arsenal of survival tools.  It reads:

 

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life, you will have been all of these" -George Washington Carver

In summation, I would like to encourage all who read this little message to be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation and  continue in prayer. (Romans 12:5).

 

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He Won Against The Odds Does anybody remember the story about the Tortoise and the Hare?  Biologically, some folk believe the Tortoise to be an Amphibian because they crawl, and survive in water. However, the Tortoise fits more in the phylum of a Reptile because it cannot breathe through its skin, and the skin is scaly.  Now, the Rabbit is generally accepted to be a mammal, chiefly because it produces milk, has hair,  fur, middle ear bones breathes through the skin,etc.  So, here we have it, two different type species with different capabilities.  To add insult to injury, the Rabbit by stature and capability is must swifter than the Tortoise, and travels by feet.  The turtle slides on its belly as all Reptiles do.  As the story goes, one day there was a race between the two. I can imagine how the Rabbit must have taunted  the turtle by making mockery of the turtle's slow speed.  So, as the Rabbit ran along and played around, the Tortoise kept a slow consistent speed.  Manytimes, after playing around, the Rabbit would speed up, and overtake the turtle.  The time came that after playing around the Rabbit looked and saw the Turtle approching the finish line.  Before the Rabbit could overtake the turtle, the Tortoise slowly crossed the finish line.  Oh, how I love this story. It carries such a positive message.  When we use the things that God has invested in us, regardless to what seems to be working against us, we always win.  Consider the Turtle, he won against the odds.  What a beautiful example!  

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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:23:37 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/08/29/he_won_against_the_odds http://community.beliefnet.com/dunamus3/blog/2011/08/29/he_won_against_the_odds Does anybody remember the story about the Tortoise and the Hare?  Biologically, some folk believe the Tortoise to be an Amphibian because they crawl, and survive in water. However, the Tortoise fits more in the phylum of a Reptile because it cannot breathe through its skin, and the skin is scaly.  Now, the Rabbit is generally accepted to be a mammal, chiefly because it produces milk, has hair,  fur, middle ear bones breathes through the skin,etc.  So, here we have it, two different type species with different capabilities.  To add insult to injury, the Rabbit by stature and capability is must swifter than the Tortoise, and travels by feet.  The turtle slides on its belly as all Reptiles do.  As the story goes, one day there was a race between the two. I can imagine how the Rabbit must have taunted  the turtle by making mockery of the turtle's slow speed.  So, as the Rabbit ran along and played around, the Tortoise kept a slow consistent speed.  Manytimes, after playing around, the Rabbit would speed up, and overtake the turtle.  The time came that after playing around the Rabbit looked and saw the Turtle approching the finish line.  Before the Rabbit could overtake the turtle, the Tortoise slowly crossed the finish line.  Oh, how I love this story. It carries such a positive message.  When we use the things that God has invested in us, regardless to what seems to be working against us, we always win.  Consider the Turtle, he won against the odds.  What a beautiful example!  

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